I want to start this post with a few thoughts about PBS. The Public Broadcasting Service is older than me. A lot older than me. It’s always been there as far as I’m concerned. Growing up, we only had 3-4 channels depending on the weather. PBS was the only channel that produced children’s programming during the day. Sesame Street. Reading Rainbow. The Inside Story … Continue reading PBS, Daniel Tiger, and Economic Accessibility
I recently published a guest blog post for Home School Base, a site dedicated to providing home school families with community, resources, and information. There was a time in my life (high school, college) when I felt embarrassed to share that I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 8th grade. A lot of that embarrassment came from the stereotypes people would immediately assign to me. I … Continue reading No More Pencils, No More Books
Scrolling through my Instagram feed today, I’m seeing a lot of family beach trip, brunches with besties, perfectly staged (cute mug + fresh book + sunlight streaming in a window) morning “quiet time,” and couples strolling through the farmers market pictures. But this is me… I’ve been up since 5:50am and I’m on my third load of laundry. I’m tackling a cleaning list with 17 … Continue reading Saturday Morning
As parents we want our children to experience all of the wonderful things we did growing up. Yet, equally, we want our children to do more and know more than we could ever imagine. During this development phase, a child’s language competency is exponentially increasing. Children try new words, make up words, and even try compound words (“yestermorning”). For this reason, my son’s preschool boasts … Continue reading What If These Hands Could Talk?
It can be hard to balance being attentive to your child’s development and just letting them be a kid. On the one hand, you feel the weight of responsibility that comes with raising the next world changer and on the other, you just want to get through the day without loosing your…mind. So you buy the tactile toys and limit their TV all the while … Continue reading 5 Age-Appropriate Chores for a Toddler